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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.

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Next steps, responsible riding

Next steps, responsible riding

Posted by Erin Moore at Aug 19, 2013 12:00 AM |

In response to Okanogan County ordinances allowing ATVs on high speed highways, Conservation Northwest and the Methow Valley Citizens Council have filed a lawsuit.

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For Cascades wolves, it's premature to remove protections

For Cascades wolves, it's premature to remove protections

Posted by Erin Moore at Jun 13, 2013 03:45 PM |

Conservation Northwest urges continued protection for Washington's Cascades wolves and their recognition as a distinct population. This approach would allow all the aspects of the Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to be fully implemented, while allowing for higher federal poaching fines and greater accountability to recovery goals.

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Wolf funding eases conflict

Wolf funding eases conflict

Posted by Erin Moore at May 02, 2013 12:00 AM |

The state has passed legislation funding proven methods including range riding to reduce conflicts with large carnivores. Funds will come from $10 added to the cost of a Washington vanity license plate. The change is expected to raise more than $1 million/year without raising taxes.

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Agreement for rare species overruled

Agreement for rare species overruled

Posted by Erin Moore at Apr 26, 2013 12:00 AM |

“Ultimately, our efforts to protect rare plants and animals that live in old-growth forests have prevailed,” said Dave Werntz, “but the cooperative agreement to improve effectiveness and efficiency was blocked in court by the timber industry. These remain strange times.”

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Judge upholds protections for marbled murrelets

Judge upholds protections for marbled murrelets

Marbled murrelets and their old forest habitat in the Pacific Northwest will remain protected after a federal judge in 2013 rejected the timber industry's third attempt to deny them critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.

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Wolverines' lucky number

Wolverines' lucky number

Posted by Erin Moore at Feb 01, 2013 06:00 PM |

Thirteen is a lucky number for wolverines. Thirteen years since conservationists including Conservation Northwest urged their protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its proposal to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species.

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Standing up for America's last remaining caribou

Standing up for America's last remaining caribou

Posted by bchristensen at Jan 31, 2013 02:05 PM |

Conservation Northwest joined forces with other groups this week to launch a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s decision to cut more than 90 percent of protected critical habitat in Idaho and Washington for the critically endangered mountain caribou.

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Washington wolf bills 2013

Washington wolf bills 2013

Posted by Erin Moore at Jan 25, 2013 07:45 PM |

A run down of the wolf bills before the state legislature as of March 2013. Conservation Northwest supports bills that promote proactive wolf-livestock conflict avoidance.

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Sawmill Creek protected

Sawmill Creek protected

Posted by Erin Moore at Jan 22, 2013 04:00 PM |

The next win in a process begun years ago by our alliance, The Cascades Conservation Partnership: Forterra has protected 344 acres of Sawmill Creek's towering old growth, wildlife habitat, and watershed.

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Wildlife wins with Gov

Wildlife wins with Gov

Posted by Jen Watkins at Dec 22, 2012 12:00 AM |

The outgoing Governor Gregoire's vision for moving forward with transportation in our state details several wins for wildlife, and raises a few questions as the legislative session begins.

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